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FELLOWSHIP: What It Is And What It Is Not

Posted on 24 September, 2021 at 11:05



Many Of Us Have Been Reaching Out For More In Recent Years Hey? Some For Decades, Because Years Ago We Were Expecting Things To Change. Is That Right? This Address Will Let You Know Why We Have Not Seen Those Changes Yet – A Real Move Of His Spirit In Our Midst – HealingsAnd Miracles – Signs And Wonders!

Many Christians are so Immature in Communicating - they have an “Insiders and Outsiders” mentality. You are either In their Click or Not, you make it or you don’t with them.

This is NOT a True Christian Walk – they do not know the difference between Liking and Love.

Jesus said “Love One-Another” not just those you Like, and “HE was NO Respecter of Persons”

Meaning He did not treat one better than the other. You need to think again.


Jesus Calls Us ALL to Fellowship, One with Another. So many Christians tend to find those they like, develop their little Click and Stay there. In Local Churches, they will show disinterest in some way if you attempt to Greet and Fellowship with them. Jesus did not Call us to Comfort Zones, IE

“It’s me and one, two, three, four, no more.” NO, you’re Missing It with that CLICK Mentality.

That’s Not Fellowship – anyone in the world can do that, based on Common Interests.


A Christian friend mentioned to me a few weeks ago, that even her “New Pastor” is FUSSY about who he speaks with after Services and a Café Night her Church has. Through the months, I have been hearing so many Good Reports about Sermons He Preaches, I’ve sometimes said “I would like to have a Copy on CD” They were so inspiring!


She is an observant person, and it seems to be those he Enjoys Conversing With.

I do remember from a few visits to their Café Night some years ago, their Previous Pastor

had the same nasty habit. In fact, his communications were very poor – he would even push you away (so to speak) if you attempted to converse with him. He too, had his Favorites, and he would migrate over to their tables, leaving everyone else to talk to each-other and those who were

“Waiting On Tables” to give a friendly greeting.


So many Christians AND some Preachers ALIKE demonstrate this kind of behavior.

I have witnessed that also, here and there through the years.


Jesus Calls us to Better than that! Even many of you who consider yourselves to be quite

Spiritual are not hearing Him Clearly. He is saying to All of Us “GROW UP – GROW INTO LOVE”……….

“MY RIVER FLOWS THROUGH THE LAW OF LOVE” and we’re not Ready for those Miracles etc

“Lord, Do This, Do That……..Show Your Glory!” and you’re offering Him the wrong Welcome Mat.

He is saying “I can’t MOVE in That Environment. You are expecting things from Me and you are not doing those things I expect from YOU.”


Have You Encountered This?


I’ve seen and experienced Careless Christian Behavior through the years, have you?

Careless Relations is not practicing True Christian Love. We’re Called To BUILD EACH-OTHER UP.

I have not seen that in almost 50 Years as a Christian. We need to do this – especially in our Day.

This is one of the reasons many Christians are spiritually weak.


Over the last few years, I have experienced countless unanswered phone calls and texts from Christians who know better and I find this to be Rude and Disrespectful. At the same time, I also know they are spending considerable time with Other Christians. Two of these Christians have

Very Close Knit Fellowships and most of their Love and Affections in Christ are Channeled there – they visit and phone each-other through the week often. It’s almost as if you cannot compete with that (for their time, interest or affections). But they will give you the Crumbs in occasional communications when they’re in the mood. Do you know, this is actually Party Spirit?

The Lord has shown me (in a subtle form) because we are ALL One Body. And quite simply,



On the other hand, so many of The Lord’s Children have much more time for Friends and Things of The World than they do for Christian Company. And some Christians who would dearly love to find some Nice Christian Company, just can’t find anyone interested.


Consider These Facts


You know, many in the world say “Let’s See Jesus” and the Modern Day Church System is

NOT PORTRAYING HIM. In fact, many blaspheme Our God because of that kind of behavior.

(We act so religious but we don’t Act like Jesus) Sorry to say, I cannot call that CHRISTIAN

because Christian means to BE LIKE JESUS. For instance, He didn’t practice Partiality –

No, He did not demonstrate that kind of Love – Accepting who you like

and Ignoring who you like. No, that is Not Acceptable In His Sight.


Many of You Want Your PRAYERS ANSWERED – How About Being An Answer To Someone’s Prayer?

How About Showing Some TRUE CHRISTIAN LOVE? Most Of Us Don’t Want To, Do We?


What Would Paul Say?

The Apostle Paul would rightly say “this is Immature, I Call you to Maturity. I cannot address you as Mature.” Seriously, who was the last Christian you ignored or expressed disinterest in? He says to Us Today “this is Carnal Thinking, I called you to WALK IN THE SPIRIT.” Friends, if you Embrace Fellowship with Some and Poorly Respond to Others, that is Not the TRUE ESSENCE OF FELLOWSHIP. Let’s be honest, THAT is a Click!


So “What Is Fellowship?” The answer is Simple………it’s Not “Pick and Choose who You Like”

It’s “Embracing your Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Showing Acceptance, Extending Ourselves.

Not a Match of Interests………..Interests are an Extra, Not a Criteria for Acceptance (or looks either)”

Yes, TRUE FELLOWSHIP IS CENTERED AROUND JESUS, Not Things We Like and Things We Prefer!


Read These Things Carefully


FIRST THINGS FIRST, you Churches are asking for Miracles, Revival, and His Glory to Show Up and

Telling Him What To Do? We all have some Homework to do on this, don’t we? YES We Do!

We Don’t SEEK HIS FACE Often At Home and Recognize Our Brothers and Sisters in Services

and we’re asking for HIS GLORY TO BE MANIFEST? And may I ask you “What for?” So we can go and Party in God’s House at our convenience and take what we want and still live our lives of duplicity?

One life in Church, another at Home? Occasional Prayers when it suits us?


If that offends, I write as The Lord gives me, not to keep “My Readers”…………my Calling is too Expensive to disobey Him in that, and pick and choose what to write for Him. It has cost me Heaps. That my friends, is the difference between GENUINE PROPHETIC and Immature Prophets – there are many of those. No, True Prophetic has cost me everything, so I’m not going to pick and choose and tell you what you want to hear.


THIS IS GOOD FOR US. Myself included, I’m not exempt when He Speaks.

What many of you have had is “Shepherds Without Understanding” yet they’re quick to call themselves “Your Covering”……….there’s ONE COVERING In Scripture, THE LORD HIMSELF.


There is No Other. Tell me where you find this in Scripture, that MAN is Your Covering? Think about it for a moment…….No, it isn’t there, is it? That’s because HE TRUSTS JESUS ALONE for that Office.



What most of you identify as Prophetic is someone who comes along to your Church or Venue and gives out “Personal Prophecies” when you go out the front. Maybe a prediction or two on rare occasions. Be it right or wrong – you’ve been taught to accept it all (because it was said over the platform) rather than being Encouraged to Train your Spiritual Faculties how to Discern

(that which is from The Lord and that which is Not) you’re taught to embrace it ALL.

That’s RISKY in Days to Come – Even NOW.


A True prophetic ministry by the name of Mark Rutland came to an AOG Church in our City many years ago and as he preached, I remember him saying “Most of you are taking as gospel, all manner of whoopy because it’s said over the Platform” – he did The Lord’s bidding, not the preachers who invited him. And I saw this go right over the Pastors heads, who were sitting behind him – not a bit of concern, not a bat of an eyelid or twitch of an eyebrow. His prophetic statement was profoundly true of that place (it did not change to this day). It had been a real concern to me for some time before he came and I was visiting there that evening. So many Churches are like that these days. Mostly Pentecostal, yet they process to “Lead the Way” in spiritual things. “CALL IT LIKE IT IS” is an integral part of Genuine Prophetic – so if you have any problems with that, take it up with JESUS!


Back to Fellowshipping


Was speaking with a Christian friend in Jamaica over phone just now who gave me her input.

She said “When I’m in a Church Setting where we all have fellowship, it feels close and inviting, it’s a really Good experience. When I’m in a Church that has Clicks, it does not feel the same. There’s this feeling where I have to know who is with me and who is not? Like it is in the world, like School, like Work Places etc. That is Not TRUE FELLOWSHIP.”


This is pretty much the Norm in Western Countries. I’ve witnessed this for almost 50 years now since I found Jesus. No wonder so many Local and Big Churches lose so many “new Christians” Two reasons for that: One, because most times they’ve been presented with a Santa-Christ and become disillusioned when they find out “No, He isn’t our Santa” Two, they did not “Fit In” maybe they needed Friendship and were let down by a whole bunch of “Christians” who had already found

their Clicks.


Older Christians too, who have not been impressed for years and kept saying “something is missing” often move on to where things are healthier spiritually, like Home Churches who are Closely-Knit when they Gather Together AND Seek The Lord at Home through the week more.

People (New Christians especially) should not have to be concerned about “Fitting In” and feeling “Left Out”. No, indeed not. Pentecostal Churches mostly, have been aborting Spiritual Babies for years because they don’t NURTURE and LOOK AFTER them.


No wonder there’s a book out these days called “Jesus Has Left The Building”……… He is not into

the kind of behavior we see in Local Churches Today!


Some Personal Experiences


I left all that 14 Years ago, they’re welcome to it. I was called out of that Scene because it does not PORTRAY JESUS and brings Shame on His Name. I had been “Resting” in a Church Setting for several months where a Pastor moved in the “Prophetic” and Loved his Flock. A few months later,

I approached him about “Not rushing the Breaking of Bread” (The Bread and the Wine) He told me to mind my business basically, saying “You should be out Ministering.” Then he said that part of the Service “would stay the same!” I said “I cannot partake then, for me, it would be a sin.”

He exclaimed, “A Sin! Why would you say such a thing!” and I replied “Because the Cup scarcely gets to your lips when it is rushed away from you.” Hearing those words, he broke out in a temper and made rash accusations. Needless to say, I left there saying “I won’t keep it against you. I won’t be back for more of that.”


It was later, that evening, The Lord Called me out of the Church Scene as we know it Today to a Real Rest from it all and I kept Fellowshipping with a few Christian friends. I met the prophetic pastor in a Chemist a few months later. He was profoundly quiet and meekly said hullo – that was his apology – The Lord defends His Own, we don’t need to concern ourselves with that. Someone also mentioned, the next week onwards, he did not rush that part of the Service again. Many Churches seldom celebrate our Savior’s Passion anymore. So many things are being Compromised now – Social Gospel replacing Salvation and Repentance etc


Friends, if those things describe “Your Church” You Need To Be OUT OF THERE………..That Is Not A Place Of TRUE FELLOWSHIP! It denies the Spirit of God FULL ACCESS and Sovereignty and they have basically shunned JESUS WORK ON THE CROSS – What that is All About – Make no mistake about it, He takes those things very Seriously!


In 2012, in fulfillment of a prophetic word I had in 2004, The Lord released me into a new expression of my Calling on the Internet and there I have been since. He brought prophetic confirmation that week 14 years ago independent of myself, that He would provide Spiritual Food in Abundance for me and He is providing the Same to others through me now at this time. I run several Christian Websites recording many Page Views in unprecedented numbers.


You Should Know This


Only JESUS CALLS and TRAINS True Ministries – They Are Gifts To The Body Of Christ, To Build

And Nurture Her And Equip Believers For Their Work Of Ministry (Various Giftings) Because to

Each One Of Us Grace Was Given According To The Measure Of Christ’s Gift. (Ephesians 4)


Not a Few and Not Some (no-one is to be left out). So what’s all this Competition about then?

With the One Man Show (if you’ll forgive me) the Pastor does EVERYTHING or the Pastor and his LEADERS. Many aspire to be Leaders, to be somebody and feel like they almost have to compete for a “position” to get there. What’s all this LEADERSHIP Talk and the Constant Mention of OVERSIGHT? And you have to have their Approval to be released into your Callings? Most Pastors keep a tight rein on things – what is allowed and not allowed.


Like a Medical practitioner, they only see you for short spurts of time now and then, and they claim to know best what you should do? Excuse me for saying this (some of you) but they often take for granted what you don’t know and experience you lack – it could be that you’ve spent quality time in His Presence for Years and had considerable experience you don’t broadcast……and you value the Ways of The Lord. Yet some of these Pastors will keep you back for Years if you let them. Let it be

“I WOULD SEE JESUS” if they’re getting in His Way.


Sometimes a Pastor who is a Wise Shepherd can give you Wise Counsel that will help you

avoid certain mistakes. Others like to Run Everything!


You see Modern Day Pastors etc mentioned in the Words of Jesus, but not where you would expect.

You see it in Church History too, but not as you would expect. As Children of the Living God,

You ALL have the Right to know TRUE FACTS.


This Pride and Position Nonsense (once again forgive me, I will explain) the Disciples were asking Jesus one day “Who will be the Greatest (Who will be in charge and who will be over who?) There were twelve of them remember? So they were concerned about Structure and who takes the Rule.

There was a little ambition too.


I pray you will See Jesus answer in a New Light after this and He will Unveil this to You because these Words of JESUS apply to OUR DAY, more than ever. Really they do!


Please Read Afresh

Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the Rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials Exercise Authority over them.” One version has “Jesus called them Aside” and another has “He summoned them” so this was VERY IMPORTANT. He went on to say

“It Shall Not Be This Way Among You. Instead, WHOEVER Wants To Become Great Among You Must Be Your Servant and Whoever Wants To Be First Among You Must Be Your Slave.”

So JESUS is telling us in no uncertain terms, HIS KINGDOM of HIS MAKING, Will Not Be Like we See Today. (No, He Will Not Run Things That Way). The Disciples heard these words First Hand

from Jesus and Remembered them Well.


Now three centuries later, in 330AD a Roman Emperor named Constanstine changed all that over to the WAYS of the GENTILES when he made the Church into A STATE INSTITUTION. The very thing Christ expressly did NOT want. He was Self-Commissioned, Not God Commissioned! (He was not and Apostle or Father in the Faith). And in came the Buildings and in came the Hierarchy. Services were held in Buildings instead of Homes (like ACTS ___ and Rom 16). BELIEVERS USED TO WORSHIP IN THEIR HOMES WITH FAMILY AND FELLOW BELIEVERS. And people from streets and miles around them wished to join them because of the Presence and Blessings of JESUS among them. So much so,

“their numbers Grew Daily”.


We Need To Return To Return To The Pattern


Please note, in contrast to Church Buildings, ALL THIS took place in the Streets and Homes

(out among the people) it was not “Would you like to hear a Sermon? Would you like to come to Our Church?” Clearly, in the words of Paul, “They were Living Letters, read by men” not “Can I impress you with a Service?”

That’s the whole problem with Christianity Today, it’s anything but how Jesus purposed Us To Be

Hey? It is, it really Is! The world from outside tells us “No, we don’t want that!” Many Christians from within say “No, I don’t want this anymore!” Often you hear reports afterwards like “It was actually hindering my Spiritual Walk, I feel much Closer to JESUS Now.”


NO, they are not less committed, but More Committed. Some “Church People” need to reserve

their judgements. So many “Backsliders” are in Local Churches – they seldom pray and read the Scriptures, they shout at their kids, whatever? They look to Personality Preachers instead of JESUS. They’re found in front of their TV Screens most nights instead of spending time with their kids and bringing them up in the Love of The Lord (interacting as a family) and giving them fun family times on the weekends they will remember for the rest of their lives!


If your Kids ENJOY GOD they’ll never Leave HIM. It’s doubtful, and you need to be their Example of

a Life in Jesus: The JOY, the Peace, the Blessing! That’s why I love the concept of SIMPLE CHURCH (House Churches) there’s more emphasis on the Family, Each-Other and Personal Outreach

(being a blessing to others throughout the week) who need to See a Living Christ in Us –

“He Is Our Hope of Glory.”


YES! Let Him Be Their “Hope of Glory” too. The Constantine Church Model scares them away.

It’s Entertainment at best (for them) and that wears off very quickly. Other times, they go away and make comments like “What was that all about? They do strange things there. Must have been desperate to go there.” I’ve heard comments like those and “I’ve found friendlier people in a Sports Club!” Because all the “Christians” were doing their thing, facing each other’s backs, being told what to do, standing up and sitting down, maybe going over to friends afterwards (if they have any in that environment) they have a cup of tea and go home – the New Comer goes home too (un-noticed).

It’s a TOTALLY DIFFERENT PICTURE on the House Churches Scene – so much Friendlier, more Inviting. They feel the Warmth and are Happy to return of their own accord, you don’t

need to ask them.


Return Of His Kingdom



May I suggest to you that they have prevailed against the Church IN IT’S PRESENT FORM since Constantine changed it’s Structure and Function? That is Not JESUS MAKING, That IS MAN’S

Same as the Gentiles. The SYSTEM is WRONG. As explained, Christ never Ordained It –

He has been Patient for a Time and Shown Grace. He stayed with us through that time.


As witnessed by so many Christians, the Enemy has prevailed (so to speak) in the life of the Church and the Lives of Christians: Many are Sick, Many Die Before Their Time, Many Are Bound In Temptation, Many Need Setting Free, Many Attend Local Churches But Bring Reproach On Christianity Through The Week, Many Christians Have A Sluggish Spiritual Walk and Lacking in Spiritual Insight, Many Rely On Their Pastors For Answered Prayers who could be

Praying For People by now.


We TALK about HEALINGS and MIRACLES but Do Not SEE Many. In fact, to be honest, Most Christians have Not Seen an actual Healing OR Miracle take place but we’re quick to say “Come for Healing – We Believe in Miracles” aren’t we? When we have Not Received OUR OWN, many times.





The Household of Faith in Scripture Means More than Where You Are In Attendance.

It Means So Much More!




It is worldly Type communications, when you look for those who share your interests. This is ignorance at best. And it’s FAVORITISM when you show lazy halfhearted communications towards someone and treat others better. No, that isn’t what Jesus Calls Us To – the right hand of fellowship to some and the left foot of fellowship to others.


A Word To Pastors And Prophetic Pastors


I say to you, that many of you Pastors and Church Teams have been resisting this. You ask

“In what way?”..……. by trying to Rescue and Perpetuate the Churches in their Present Form.


Someone Asked This Question:

Whose Church Are You Building?

And the Pastor Thought: I’m Building Mine!


I see a Call for Repentance and Insight here: The Lord Wishes To MOVE ON In The

RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS To His Church, The Body Of Christ. But You’re Wanting HIS WORKS

YOUR WAY. It doesn’t work that way! Some of you are digging your heels in to keep your Churches. Others SEE BETTER THINGS IN STORE, Declaring what’s COMING. And to be honest, a Little Ignorant about What Way This Will ALL TAKE PLACE.


Be careful you don’t find yourself resisting this too. CHRIST Wishes To Be CENTRAL In HEARTS And HOMES Again – like the EARLY CHRISTIANS you’ve been Preaching and Teaching about but in a Different Way than Expected.


True Pastors and Prophetic Pastors, you need to Prepare His People FOR THIS and remember, they BELONG TO HIM Not to You. The ENDTIME MOVE you have been Proclaiming will be ON HIS TERMS Not On Ours! There will be Other Ways to Facilitate This.


It also means that many of you will lose the LIMELIGHT (if you are concerned about that) because the Emphasis Will Shift over to BELIEVER’S MINISTRIES not so much “Your Ministry.”

Some Of You Have Mentioned TRANSITION, Are You Ready For The REAL TRANSITION?

The Lord May Test You On That – Will You Take Up The Challenge?




YES Jesus said “Love One-Another as I have Loved You” Then people will sit up and take notice, when we show this kind of LOVE.



Being True Believers In Practice

Posted on 3 August, 2020 at 19:45 Comments comments (30)

Let’s do the maths and take inventory. Let’s do this prayerfully. Are you ready?

What do 1 Co 13 Hos 6:6 and Phil 4 have in common? Let us see today! 

So often I have found through the years that a Christian will act one way with Him and a different way with others or someone they don’t like much or  disagree with. Have you encountered such behavior? I have been a recipient of such and have known family members or Christians who have also. 

I suggest these offending ‘Christians’ need to take their rose tainted glasses off when they read their bibles because the Scriptures have much to say about behavior. If we act ‘holy’ with The Lord and poorly towards others - be it family members, Christians or unbelievers - it is Not a good thing! As a matter of fact, the Holy Spirit brought a verse to my attention today and unveiled it’s meaning along the lines of what I have believed a long time concerning unacceptable behavior of Christians and it’s found in the very love chapter of 1 Corinthians 13. I was reading DLNT (Disciples Literal New Testament) and a verse stood out that proves my point and sheds light on something many of us have missed when hearing or reading this chapter.

It goes like this: Many Christians can relate to “I am not proud or envious...I do not brag…...I’m not easily provoked or take pleasure in unrighteousness (around them)” but they do behave poorly towards someone or others. When something or someone is not suited to their liking, they reflect that in their words and manner.

The best of us tend to pick or choose what Scriptures we like to read often, don’t we? We like to read chapters or verses that make us feel good - that’s ok, it’s in keeping with human nature to do so but we need to venture a little and explore the extras we’re not covering, what they say to us, hey? Did you know that certain behaviors hinder our prayers? Yes, that’s right. I believe for a long time now that the apostle Paul’s words to couples concerning their spouse applies to our behavior towards each-other as Christians too because our relationship in Christ is also a sacred bond. That may not agree with you, however Paul gave us much counsel on how we are to relate together - that which is appropriate, as Children of God, and that which is not. 

I suggest we need to look for these verses when we desire to “please The Lord” because it’s amazing how many of us leave those things out of our Christian walk or have not even noticed them. Other things it says in 1 Corinthians 13 are: Love does not behave itself unseemly (it is not rude or impolite) it behaves becomingly as is befitting to a child of the Most High and confers honor on others like He would/does. But some of us are even prepared to make comments or remarks of disrepute, are we not? The DLNT version says “does not behave-dishonorably” that applies, I believe, to the way we behave AND casting a shadow on someone’s honor, acting disfavorably towards them, defaming or upsetting them. Such words or actions show us up for how acceptable our godly character really is. In other words, if our words or actions with others does not match our behavior towards Him, we dishonor Him as well as that person we offended and in doing so, we actually sow dishonor to ourselves. 

Yes, this is maybe hard to accept but it’s true. In fact, Philippians 4:8 even goes so far as to address even our thoughts towards others “whatever is of a good report….think of these things” That and accompanying words in two other  verses give us a perfect recipe for “the God of Peace to be with us” (to sense and experience His Presence) and position ourselves for His blessings. Yes, as a matter of fact, verse 6 “Not to be anxious” but “Always Rejoice” verse 4, rather than getting upset and voicing discontents AND “Being Gracious and Gentle” in our manner (not just when we wish to) verse 5, together with verse 8 is Paul’s Recipe for Living in Victory, we can practice daily.

In verse 3 of 1 Corinthians Love Chapter, Paul says we can “give up our possessions” (for God) and even “our body” (be a martyr for Him) and if we do not practice Love (without favoritism) towards others “I am nothing” (I am not acting as the child of God I deem myself to be) my “holy walk” counts for nothing - it is not acceptable in His Sight. Paul is saying here “we are kidding ourselves”........we are told “not to think of ourselves more highly than we ought and to practice sober judgement” (in the light we see ourselves in) are we not? Romans 12:3

May I suggest to you that “holiness” is something many of us have misconceptions about? We’re just as religious as religious folks, when it comes to the reality of our “Walk with Jesus” failing to express it in Practical Ways when it comes to how we conduct ourselves in communications with this one and that one. Much as to say this one is a favorite and I’ll treat them well, that one is not, so I’ll treat them anyhow……..forgetting our God is hearing and watching the entire time. 

Hebrews 4:13 "Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Yes all things are bare and open to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do and we will give account." Yes it's so true, we may not care now but we most surely will then.

So what the Holy Spirit showed me today to share is: You can “Love God” as much as you like - even go without things for Him and even give yourself as a martyr, but if your Love for Others is not there (only with the ones you like) that’s favoritism - that means nothing, you have not pleased Him at all. He would say to some of you when Jesus Comes “I did not ask you to do those things but to love and respect each-other and bestow honor. You did not do that.” You find this clearly in the Scripture “I desire Mercy, not sacrifice” (Hosea 6:6) Mind you, there’s a message in the secular song “There’s no sacrifice at all”.......that speaks of apathetic or lethargic commitment. 

As I wrote in a prophetic post last year "most Christians don't know the difference between liking and love" (that's the way they act). We must come against careless behavior in Christianity - our own first would be good.

So God is not saying He wants a Walk with Him without any sacrifice, but to place a priority on Practicing Mercy because in Hosea’s time, they were actually practising half-hearted sacrifices. And do you remember David once saying “I will not give to The Lord that which costs me nothing? (1 Chronicles 21:24)” Yes, it should cost us something to Follow The Lord - especially the way we treat others if we are not treating someone well. That’s right, Salvation is a “Contract” you could say, when you made Jesus Lord of your life - He did say to “Love Him with all your heart and mind and strength and treat others as you wish to be treated”( Mark 12:30) not poorly, not nasty, not anyhow, hey? But rendering Mercy when there should be mercy, love and respect at all times, bestowing honor, having honorable intentions. Showing gentleness of heart like Paul instructed us. Yes Jesus gave His All - sadly most Christians are giving what "costs them nothing"

A True Believer’s Life is not paying your dues (figure of speech) by attending weekly services…...maybe daily bible reading and doing whatever you ‘prefer’ and being nice to who you prefer, the rest of the time. That takes no commitment at all - little really or limited. 

Let’s go back to prayer again and see what we can best do about this on a continual basis. We need to pray continually (start each day in prayer, setting our expectations for our conduct and lean on Him for His Strength to live in practical holiness, rather than religious) Well wishes to all, I’m included in this.

TAGS: True Believers, Aspire To Be, Committed To Jesus, Extending His Love

Thoughts That Won't Shift - Things You Can Do

Posted on 31 March, 2020 at 22:10 Comments comments (11)

How To Handle Sticky Thoughts

Today, I'd like to share with you some research I did this week in addition to my writings on "Sticky Thoughts" They are a problem for many of us at sometime and maybe often or some. It's good to know what you can do with them.
Part of my research was on a secular website and although the writer believes in a few iffy things (in a few of her articles) we do not subscribe to as Christians, she has a a few paragraphs I would like to use as a basis for part of what we're addressing here. I think she has considerable perception in this area, having experienced them for sometime and I would like to praise God for her article!
So please note that lines of print in Italics here are from respective authors, not my own and the credit must be given to them.

"We have a lot of emotion in these types of thoughts. Emotion creates an incredible pattern of association with the thoughts. When the thoughts come, we don’t recognize the thought itself, we go straight into feeling the way that thought has made us feel in the past."

Feelings you had before repeat themselves, attaching to your present thoughts and can make the task of shifting these disturbing thoughts difficult – or complex.

"We’re also telling the story of “this thought keeps coming back.” When I first noticed this, it was amazing! I was thinking a negative thought, then I was frustrated by the story that “that thought keeps coming back! Ugh! When will it be gone for good! This isn’t working!” Gently, the part of me (Presence) that watches those thoughts noticed that this was just another story. Whether it’s true right now or not, continuing to tell the story to yourself or anyone else will make it true."

How to Un-Stick Icky Thoughts:
"Turn it around. What I typically do is take the exact opposite of the thought and meditate on that for a moment. “I have a fast metabolism. I burn everything I eat!” “I have more than enough to pay my bills and I always have money left over each month!”  Once you begin to turn around your thoughts, you’ll be truly astounded at how fast your life changes, too!
Get excited about the fact that you’re changing the thought. We all used to be trapped by these thoughts, and not even realize we were thinking them! It is phenomenal how far we’ve come in this process. Now, I get so excited when I find a new thought to change, because I know I’m going to experience freedom in that area and a  life change, sometimes profound. I love that!
Tell yourself the story that your thoughts are more positive and present now. 
When you tell a new story, you make that story true for you and you reinforce it over and over. I make it true moment by moment, by not thinking in those old ways! I’m not bringing that old stuff into the present (and creating a negative future) – I’m creating  a better life now."

She also relates differently when conversing with others because she doesn't own those problems anymore.

"The Nack Is: when you’re changing your thoughts, have fun with it. Be grateful you have the ability to change your thoughts. Be grateful you have that power!
You can make Choices now – you can decide what you would like your brain to think about."  
(Crystal Pirri)

Ponder on those. Meditate on Scriptures out loud and recall Good Memories - focus on those.

Make it a habit to have Good Things you can think about on hand when you need better thinking material hey?

Did you know that Neuroscientists have now discovered we can make New Pathways in our brain, if we work at it? This process is referred to as Neuroplasticiy
In other words, our brain patterns respond to reshaping (literally). Knowledge is Power when put into practice. Neuroscientists like Dr Caroline Leaf writes and speaks on this important discovery. She shows us how to go about it and has helped many people in her Practice, to transform their mind in a remarkable way. She also includes key-scriptures in the process. Ps Gregory Dickhow from Life Changers International, has a revolutionary program he pioneered called  A 40 Day Fast From Wrong Thinking. It involves ditching a wrong thought each day and it's amazing which thoughts he has come up with for this program:) Both these wonderful Christians help us to detoxify unhealthy thinking and how to build healthy thought patterns for a peaceful and happier mind, with results very similar. These programs also complement each-other and go very well together.

There's also another discovery: We have New Baby Brain Cells each morning when we wake up. Yes, every day we are greeted by a New Sunrise and new baby brain cells to nurture and look after. So every time the sun rises there is HOPE…….let the birds remind you of this when you hear them tweeting early in the morning.

Picture a sandcastle with a moat around it. In order to change the water in that moat, you can channel a fresh supply of water into it. As the new comes in, the old will gradually be replaced and renewed. Same with our mindsets. There is a principle in this illustration: It is much easier to practice replacement than baling water out of the moat . And so it is with us. Do remember, Consistency is the Key Factor here…..so important!  We are investing in a healthier happier thought-life.
The more happy and positive content we can furnish our thoughts with, the healthier our mind becomes and we can start reaping the benefits of a kinder brain.

"So many of us, however, believe that if we just keep doing what we’re doing, eventually something will change and life will just “get better” because we want it to."

  This is a real mistake that leads to sure disappointments and disillusion with life (or ourselves) can set in if this wishful mindset is left unchecked over a long time. So the earlier we take steps to correct this, we can be assured that benefits are on the way because each day becomes like stepping stones as we are enjoying this process.

 Practice Reaps Rewards
Someone said “Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”
So keep moving on with your progress (little by little). Remember ”a rolling stone gathers no moss?”
“Slowly but Surely” is a good saying to remember too. If we try to make changes in big chunks, it’s human nature that we cannot sustain them.

"Our minds run rampant with thoughts, and until we begin the process of controlling our thinking, we're left at their mercy. The first step in controlling our thoughts is to notice what we're thinking. Until we can step aside and be the observer of our thoughts instead of actively caught up in thinking them, we can't begin to control them.
Pay attention to thoughts and feelings that don't feel good. In the beginning, this may be a lot of thoughts. Don’t stress about how long this will take or how many thoughts don’t feel good, just begin slowly and notice the ones that make you feel uncomfortable.
Note: Simply noticing the thoughts is a great leap on the road to Nirvana, since you’re separating yourself from them in a powerful way.
Don't judge your thoughts. Our thoughts are not personal, they’re merely following the patterns of what we’ve allowed ourselves to think before. This is a process, and we must consciously choose to think better thoughts before better thoughts will come to us- but don’t judge. Just notice."
(Crystal Pirri)
Practice self-compassion and Ask yourself, “Is this thought necessary? What can I think that’s better?” 

Sticky Thoughts That Won't Budge
And Greatly Trouble Us

Sometimes our enemies seek to trouble us by Magnifying a certain train of thoughts about something or someone and even God if that's possible.
They seek to divert your attention or commitment to Him by questioning His Character by magnifying someone's experience (even your own) so big in your mind and it has your full attention - it's increasingly difficult to shift your mind from it. Maybe it's some world events. 

When your thoughts start to change (you find yourself disturbed) catch them quick and "nip them in the bud" before they develop.
Sometimes they can become oppressive and they are mistaken for depression - learn to recognise the difference.
Most times (we are affected this way) our enemies Coerce us Gradually, making us feel helpless. Don't let them do that.
Instead, Magnify The Lord's Might and Loving-Kindness towards you (audibly with your voice, raising the volume above those thoughts, so to speak). 
And be still before Him as your thoughts start to settle. You can find a way to do this. 
Some of us who have trained themselves to Focus on Him in the midst of things, can be really still with The Lord first and Praise and Magnify Him quietly,
in the midst of things.
You find this assuring strategy in Psalm 62 where David says 
1 I wait quietly before God,
for my victory comes from him.
2 He alone is my Rock and my Salvation,
my fortress where I will never be shaken.
(New Living Translation)

I've experienced that a few times and mistaken it for depression because I felt so low at the time.
The Lord clearly spoke to me and said "that is not depression, that's torment" and when I looked to Him in response to His Voice
it would break away from me and I was Free of it - that which had me in absolute overwhelm and made me feel helpless.

This is actually a form of oppression. Often, at these times, Christians can mistake this for depression because they're really down when this occurs.


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